Organisers of The Great Bamford Bake Off were overwhelmed by the number of people who turned out to support their event on Saturday 16th September, which attracted 89 entries and raised over £1,300 for Bamford Pre-school.

The baking competition and family-friendly event took place on Saturday 16th September at the Moore Hall in Bamford.  Contestants were asked to bring along their best bake to enter into one of seven categories including; Cakes & Tarts, Junior (under 12s), Pastry, Buns & Biscuits, Bread, Free From or The Show Stopper.

Celebrity judge, Howard Middleton, who took part in the BBC show, The Great British Bake Off, was joined by Bamford WI member Ann Beckett and given the difficult task of tasting all 89 bakes and then naming the winners.

The winners were…

  1. Cakes & Tarts: Rachel Gray from Bamford
  2. Buns & Biscuits: Gill Harris from Aston, Hope
  3. Junior (under 12s): Sarah Gillott aged 11 from Bradwell
  4. Bread: Helen Beach from Bamford
  5. Pastry: Annette Nordhausen Scholes from Bamford
  6. Free From: Kat Allan from Bamford
  7. The Show Stopper: A group called ‘The Millers’ from Bamford

Bamford Pre-school would like to thanks their sponsors, Carbolite and Hope Cement, Heatherhill Farm embroidery and all the local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle.

Victoria Watson, Bamford Pre-school committee member and the brains behind The Great Bamford Bake Off commented: “So many people contributed to making the event a success giving their time or products for free to help us create a fun event that captured the imagination of baking enthusiasts in the area.  I would like to thank everyone who helped, took part or came along on the day – your contribution is much appreciated by all the committee, staff and children at Bamford Pre-school.”

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